Clear skin and other benefits of drinking water

Written by William Fryer - MA Oxon

Clear skin is good for your self esteem. Human beings are visual creatures and we judge people based on how they look. One of the cheapest ways of getting a clear skin is drinking plenty of water every day.

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The benefits of drinking water 

  • Water keeps your skin hydrated and looking healthy.
  • Water helps cleanse the body. This is important because toxins buildup is responsible for skin breakout. Water intake is associated in the combating of such problems as dry skin, spots, wrinkles, and eczema. There are several other reasons why you should drink the recommended 8 glasses (8 oz.) of water per day.
  • Water will help you with safe weight loss. This is because water helps remove fat by-products from the body. It also helps fill your stomach, thereby helping suppress your appetite. Keep in mind that water is calories-free.

The body is 70% water. The greatest percentage of mass in the brain and most other tissues is made up of water. It, therefore, follows that water is needed for the body to function properly.

  • Water helps increase the metabolic rate, meaning an improved digestive system.
  • Water also helps prevent constipation.

Water also has several health benefits.

The removal of toxins from the body helps prevent the slow destruction of organs. When the body lacks water, the heart requires a lot more effort to pump blood around the body. A study conducted in California’s Loma Linda University showed that people who took enough water per day were less likely to get heart attacks (41% and 54% less likely in women and men respectively). Dehydration is also associated with back pain and headaches. Other health benefits of drinking plenty of water are reduced risk of kidney stones, arthritis, rheumatism, intestinal problems, respiratory problems, and flu.

Water is able to dilute cancer-causing agent concentration in urine. This is important because it reduces the risk of colon and bladder cancer. Drinking water helps maintain the body at neutral pH 7 which is the pH level needed for proper body function. Water also helps cool down the body and allows for better exercising.

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If you will be drinking 8 glasses of water per day to get these benefits, it is important that the water is of good quality. You should use a water distiller if you are not sure about the cleanliness of the water.